[pycon-za] Getting PyCon ZA off the ground

Gustav gustav at praekelt.com
Thu Mar 22 16:12:41 CET 2012

I can ping the TW team for their feedback and buy in. Simon, do we have a shareable gdoc or concept note that I can send to them?

One other suggestion - should we consider naming it Pycon-Africa, rather than ZA? 


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On Thursday 22 March 2012 at 2:28 PM, Simon Cross wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM, Neil Muller <drnlmuller at gmail.com (mailto:drnlmuller at gmail.com)> wrote:
> > We need to settle on the date real soon now. The 4th & 5th October
> > option looks good to me, so I think we should commit to that date and
> > start planning from there.
> > 
> Agreed. I'd really like to get a date set before the end of this week
> or early next week is possible. The main stumbling blocks are
> confirming with ThoughtWorks whether the day before works for them for
> Agile Africa and then getting at least a tentative booking for a
> venue.
> Jonathan (Endersby) suggested having two conference tracks -- one
> advanced, one more introductory. I think it's a good idea. Obviously
> keynotes and such will be single track. Having two tracks does
> potentially affect venue selection though which is why I'm raising it
> early.
> Having student rates and financial aid are both good ideas.
> I think something like PyCon's abstract submission process will work
> for us. Keynotes and big talks will probably be by invitation (given
> all the arranging that has to happen to make those work).
> Schiavo
> Simon
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